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(Passive Voice) Could you check if these sentences are OK? 1) Vinegar is said to be good for cleaning windows. 2) This office block is going to be turned into apartments. 3) I can’t stand being kept waiting on the phone. 4) I don’t think criminals should be given shorter sentences for pleading guilty. 5) It is believed that the hijacked plane is now heading for Venezuela. 6) £2m worth of jewellery has been stolen from a city jewellers last night. 7) The local bank has robbed twice this year. 8) The thieves are thought that they have taken paintings worth several million dollars. 9) A peaceful protest was held when the police broke it up with tear gas. 10) They won’t allow be seen the film by anyone until its official release date.
Nov 7, 2016 1:00 AM
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Corrections: 6) £2m worth of jewellery was stolen from a city jewellers last night. 7) The local bank has been robbed twice this year. 8) The thieves are thought to have taken paintings worth several million dollars. 9) A peaceful protest was being held, which the police broke up with tear gas. or 9) A peaceful protest was being held, which the police disrupted with tear gas. 10) They won’t allow the film to be seen by anyone until its official release date.
November 7, 2016
Just one quick comment: 6) £2m worth of jewellery has been stolen from a city jewellers last night. Technically, this is a grammatically-correct past perfect passive. But there will *usually* be no need for the perfect aspect. See Melissa's answer, above.
November 7, 2016
Maxi
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